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General Meeting: Entity Formations...For Small Business & Real Estate Investors

Entity Formations: What is Best for Small Business & Real Estate Investors?
The Legal Perspective

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Location: The New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue (@ 34th Street), New York, NY 10001
Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Costs: $20.00 Members / $40.00 Guests

One of the most difficult choices for investors in real estate, either new or seasoned, is determining how to take and hold title to their real estate investments. The underlying complication does not lie in determining what entities are available; the difficulty lies in the fact that there is typically no one “right answer” when it comes to finding an entity that will meet the investors objectives. Accordingly, the process is best viewed as determining which of the investor’s objectives are of primary importance, and selecting a “choice of entity” that best fits those objectives.

Many real estate investors form an LLC to hold and manage their real estate in order to protect their other assets from liabilities or lawsuits that might result from their real estate investment.... If the LLC is formed and managed correctly and there is a claim or lawsuit relating to the real estate, then generally only the assets owned by the LLC, and not the investor's other personal assets, will be subject to the claim or lawsuit. Is this correct?

Join us for an informative legal perspective to introduce investors to the various manners/forms in which they may choose to conduct business and the benefits/restrictions inherent in each choice.

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Topics of Discussion
• LLCs & Choice of Entity – The Big Picture
• Understand how LLCs and corporations differ in organizational and governance structures.
• The C-Corporation, S Corporation, LLC, LLP – Best formation for real estate investors and learn how to make the best use of the advantages they offer.
• If your new LLC will operate in two or more states, in which state should you form your entity and in which state should you register as a foreign LLC?
• Utilize tax benefits with an understanding of how LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities.
• Using Single-Member LLCs to create parent/subsidiary structures.
• Review the attorney's role in entity formation in order to avoid any ethical uncertainties.

3 Key Take-Aways
• Forming an entity should be the first step that a real estate investor takes BEFORE he engages in transactions
• The type of entity formed depends on several factors (i.e. investor’s strategy). One size does not fit all!
• As the investor’s business strategy and business evolve, so too should his entity structure.

About Speaker
Nigel Codrington ( is a practicing attorney and college professor and business associate member of REIA NYC. He holds two law degrees: L.L.B- University of London and J.D- Fordham University School of Law, New York. Mr. Codrington is admitted to practice law in the state of New York where he founded and currently manages his own business law practice. His law firm advises professionals and business owners on all aspects of their business including formation, financing, operation, compliance, expansion and globalization. Professor Codrington teaches courses in Business Law as well as Finance at Lehman College in New York City.

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  • Peta-Gaye J.

    Attorney Nigel Codrington shared nuggets that were priceless!

    March 15, 2013

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